SeSE course Autumn 2014

Please see the attached call for participation in the SeSE courses this autumn.

The courses are free for PhD students (in Sweden) and it is possible to get a travel grant of 6000skr.

These courses are so far scheduled:

  • Introduction to high performance computing/PDC summer school, August
  • Matrix Computations in Statistics and with Applications, September, v39
  • Introduction to programming in science and technology, September
  • Computational Python, October, v42
  • Numerical Linear Algebra, October, v42
  • Scientific Visualisation, November 3-21
  • Scientific Software Development Toolbox, December
  • Topics in CFD, December 1-19

Kind regards
Anders Hast
Director of SeSE
ps. Please note that it is possible to register to get news about courses via our subscribe function: https://lists.uu.se/sympa/subscribe/sese

Call for participation: SeSECall2014A.pdf

Uppsala: HADOOP AND NGS DATA PROCESSING HACKATHON

The bioinformatics community is adopting novel cloud computing technologies to cope with the challenges set forth by complex data integration tasks and NGS data masses. The hackathon will focus on next challenges that cloud adoption poses: massively distributed data processing frameworks such as Hadoop, distributed cloud databases and distributed bioinformatics applications.

The event will continue from topics raised during the previous hackathon in March in Finland where we familiarised ourselves with the relevant questions of Hadoop based data processing and proceeded to benchmark different deployment scenarios, some bioinformatics tools and generic cloud computing tools.

The next steps are: proceeding into bioinformatics specific computational challenges (mapping, variant calling, etc.) and discussing the mechanisms that allow easy deployment of new tools into a cloud platform (CloudBioLinux, VM images, Chef, etc.).

The event is aimed at bioinformaticians and software developers who are using or planning to use Hadoop or similar cloud computing frameworks. It will be organised around practical problem solving and group work.
The event is organized by the EU COST Action SeqAhead (www.seqahead.eu), and kindly sponsored by UPPMAX (www.uppmax.uu.se) and eSSENCE (www.essenceofescience.se).
Organisers: Ola Spjuth, Aleksi Kallio, Eija Korpelainen.

Umeå: HPC2N Symposium — Inauguration of Abisko, May 31, 2012

Umeå University, May 31, 2012

High Performance Computing Center North cordially invites you to participate in the inauguration of Abisko, the new HPC2N supercomputer system. The morning program offers a tutorial and the afternoon program includes presentations by scientists using Abisko, state-of-the-art technical and R&D overviews and the formal inauguration of Abisko.

The procurement of Abisko was made possible through a grant from the Swedish National Metacenter VR/SNIC and the support of Umeå University.

Dead-line for registration: May 21 at 12.00.
There is no conference fee but remember that the number of seats for all events are limited, so register as soon as possible.

Most welcome!
Bo Kågström, HPC2N Director
Marianne Sommarin, Chairperson of the HPC2N Board

Links to program and registration form:
https://www.hpc2n.umu.se/abisko/inauguration
https://www.hpc2n.umu.se/abisko/inauguration/form

Uppsala: Registration to CSC2012 – This summer in Uppsala

The 35th CERN School of Computing will be held at the Uppsala University, Sweden
from Monday 13th of August to Friday 24th August 2012

Programme highlights
The CERN School of Computing 2011 is organised around 3 thematic themes, each theme comprising lectures and exercises.

  • Do you know how to bridge Grids and Clouds using virtualization technology?
  • Is it possible to simplify LHC physics analysis using virtual machine?
  • How can reliable storage services be built from unreliable hardware?
  • Why are tapes still used in high energy physics data storage?
  • How can I write code for tomorrow’s hardware, today?
  • Do you want to see your software with attacker’s eyes?
  • Can you hack your own code?
  • Do you know what do ‘code injection’ and ‘integer overflow’ have in common?
  • What’s so special about High Energy Physic’s data format?
  • What are the key statistical methods used in physics data analysis?

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8th IEEE International Conference on eScience – CALL FOR PAPERS

8th IEEE International Conference on eScience
http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/escience2012/
October 8-12, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA

Researchers in all disciplines are increasingly adopting digital tools, techniques and practices, often in communities and projects that span disciplines, laboratories, organizations, and national boundaries. The eScience 2012 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of eScience applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest applications research and product/tool developments and to highlight related activities from around the world. Also, we are now entering the second decade of eScience and the 2012 conference gives an opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved so far and look forward to the challenges and opportunities the next decade will bring. Continue reading

8th IEEE International Conference on eScience – CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

8th IEEE International Conference on eScience
http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/escience2012/
October 8-12, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA

The 8th IEEE eScience conference (e-Science 2012), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee for Scalable Computing (TCSC), will be held in Chicago Illinois from 8-12th October 2012. The eScience 2011 conference is designed to bring
together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of eScience applications and enabling IT technologies. Continue reading